In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We pardon to the extent that we love.
A man is sometimes as different from himself as he is from others.
Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second...
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to...
What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a...
As great minds have the faculty of saying a great deal in a few words,...
There is a kind of elevation which does not depend on fortune; it is a...
We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
We do not praise others, ordinarily, but in order to be praised ourselves.
Heat of blood makes young people change their inclinations often, and habit makes old ones...
Men often pass from love to ambition, but they seldom come back again from ambition...
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.